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Poster: mcglone Date: Aug 25, 2008 7:29am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Most Evocative Song Of The '80s? [Non-Dead]

the message was released in may of 1982... (me thinks, anyway)

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Aug 25, 2008 9:12am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Most Evocative Song Of The '80s? [Non-Dead]

I stand corrected - so much for relying on memory. I could have swore that Grand Master album was from late 70's.

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"Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five were signed to Bobby Robinson's Enjoy Records and in 1979 released the classic "Superrappin'". They later signed to Sugar Hill Records and released numerous singles, gaining a gold disc for "Freedom," and also toured. The classic "The Adventures of Grandmaster Flash on the Wheels of Steel," released in 1981 was the best display of Flash's skills (combining elements of Blondie's "Rapture," Michael Viner's Incredible Bongo Band's "Apache," Queen's "Another One Bites the Dust" and Chic's "Good Times." It also marked the first time that record scratching had been actually recorded on a record. The group's most significant hit was "The Message" (1982), which was produced by in-house Sugar Hill producer Clifton "Jiggs" Chase and featured session musician Duke Bootee. Other than Melle Mel, no members of the group actually appear on the record."